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what police are saying about the man suspected in a deadly shooting at a victory rally. he believes that when you have worked hard and done well, and walked three thaw doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. no, you reach back and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed. >> and cvention kickoff. the first lady brings the crowd to their feet. the big message she wanted to get across about her husband. good morning. welcome to "news4 today." i'm eun yang. >> good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. we're keeping a close eye on some rain that is getting close to our area. it could arrive sgljust this ti to make you're commute a bit messy this morning. veronica johnson is here with the details around that. >> it's around winchester right now. mainly showers. not expecting anything heavy for the morning. but things could get heavier and a little harder during the afternoon hours. and as early as about noontime today.
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good morning. you're at 79 right now. 79 degrees, laurel. lan ham, 77. bet bethesda, 79 degrees. 75 currently in oakton. temperatures are warming up already. showers and storms off to the west of our area. showers mainly west of us. some thunderstorms further down toward charleston and just west of roanoke. that line is associated with the cold front that's going to be moving in later on. cold front and some of the lingering moisture from isaac all interacting today to provide us with this, from showers to showers and storms as early as noontime today. in the humidity will go to a high temperature of 83 degrees or a temperature of 83 by noontime. high tomorrow of 88. then by 6:00 p.m. today, 87 degrees, i think, with that rain wrapping up and probably ending around 70 this evening. get a quit catch. danel
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danella? >> first4 traffic right now with still seeing this accident as you travel southbound gallows road at arlington boulevard. still seeing the left lane blocked there by the multivehicle crash as well as your left shoulder lane. and now a live look from chopper 4 over i-66 eastbound at 50. you can see the headlights are increasing. volume is increasing along i-66 as you travel you are going to hit some slow spots as you make your way toward centerville and a little relief and heavy on the brakes again past 50. you are underspeed but you're not jammed and i'm not seeing any accidents and that's good news. even on 395, increasing, aaron, but not accidents and no major delays just yet. staying on top of breaking news. right now police in canada are trying to figure out if quebec's new premier was the target of a shooting during her victory speech. this happened in plont treel
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late last night. angie goff is in the newsroom. >> a lot of questions right now after a night of celebration turned deadly. the new premier, pauline marois was giving her victory speech when spots were fired. she was whisked away off the stage by security. live coverage shows the crowd, even the commentators were unaware of what was happening at the time. one person died, another was wounded after a gunman opened fire from the back of the auditorium. as he pled outside, police captured the 50-year-old man. the footage of the takedown reveals a pistol and rifle at the scene. right now you mentioned a motive is still not clear, was marois a direct target? police don't know. she's been vocal about independenting their independence from canada. it's important to note as a suspect was being dragged away by police there he reportedly shouted out in french, the english are waking up.
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mar maroi soirks got back on stage and finished up the speech and asked the crowd to leave peacefully. angie goff, news 4. maryland will be well represented on the second day of the democratic national convention. maryland senator is scheduled to speak and so is congressman chris van hollen. he's been asked to act as paul ryan in joe biden's debate preparations. also scheduled to speak tonight, employees from companies managed by romney's former private equity firm bain capital. former president bill clinton will be tonight's featured speaker. he was president during one of the most prosperous economic periods. he's been one of the president's most vocal supporters this year. first lady michelle obama delivered an emotional speech last night. she told delegates how she and president obama's modest upbringing- how her upbringing shaped who they are today. >> like so many american families, our families weren't asking for much.
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they didn't begrudge anyone else's success or care that others had much more than they did. in fact, they admired it. they simply believed in that fundamental american promise that even if you don't start out with much, if you work hard and do what you're supposed to do, you should be able to build a decent life for yourself and an even better life for your kids and grandkids. that's how they raised us. >> right now p first lady has a higher favorability rating than the president. maryland governor martin o'malley also spoke on the opening night of the convention. he opened a fiery critique of mitt romney and paul ryan. >> instead of investing in america they hide their money in swiss bank accounts and ship our jobs to china. swiss bank accounts never built on american bridge. swiss bank accounts never put cops on the streets or teachers
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in our classrooms. governor romney, just because you bank against the united states of america doesn't mean the rest of us are willing to sell her out. >> many people are speculating that o'malley is considering a run for president four years from now. and our own jim vance and tom sherwood are in charlotte for the convention. they will bring you live reports today and tomorrow. republicans are hoping to make noise in north carolina this week, too. virginia governor bob mcdonnell will campaign near the convention site. mcdonnell is one of the mitt romney's most active surrogates. as most parties fight over what's best for our economy, the nation's debt has passed an historic milestone if treasury says the national debt has gone above $16 trillion for the first time ever. republicans are blaming democrats, especially president obama, for letting the debt reach this level. today the group responsible for the metro silver line project is trying to repair his
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image with new ethics rules. the metropolitan airports authority has faced stiff scrutiny since a report this spring detailed lavish travel spending and questionable contracts. today it hopes to make those a thing of the past with new limits on what members can spend on plane tickets and meals and new rules on disclosing conflicts of interest so that contracts are not handed out to former board members. 6:07. 77 degrees. the invitation from apple that may provide some foreshadowing of the next big release. plus, a wet start to the day and it could get down right nasty. weather and traffic on the ones. mcdonald's holding the meat. the burger giant's major change. heavy load in america. but mitt romney plan, a middle class to $2,000 more a year in taxes. multi-millionaires like himself hits the middle class harder... bigger break. forward for america? this message.
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mcdonald's is tossing out all beef pattys and even the
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chicken. it plans to open all vegetarian locations in india. mcdonald's says the menu there will indicator to local tastes and separates the kitchens in india into vegetarian and non-vegetarian sections and does not sell beef or pork. a lot of people in india apparently are vegetarians. >> i'd like to try it. i wish they would bring it here. time for weather and traffic on the ones. veronica johnson with our humid, muggy forecast. >> it's feeling like that right now. muggy outside. warm. today is going to feel a lot like yesterday. but we're going to see a lot more rain move in. on the radar, storm team4 radar, there is those showers just west of i-81. kind of making their way just east now around winchester and north of la ray. better chance of rain for us today. here's a look at your temperatures throughout the area. 75 to 79 degrees going up to a high today. that hometown forecast there changing with showers and storms to 85 to 88 degrees. let's hit the roads now with danella. >> thanks.
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first4 traffic report, live view from chopper 4, eastbound i-66, earlier i reported a disabled vehicle near the rest area blocking the right lane. as chopper 4 flies over, you can see it's in our right shoulder lane. that's good news. travel lanes are open but you can see your volume is increasing on i-66. let's head over to 50 in maryland. headed eastbound as you approach 301. debris is in the roadway there. use caution as you approach. >> thank you. 6:12. a shocking video. what happened to the army sergeant who swung a mallet at another soldier? and what the tsa is saying and what thewe're sittingg on a bunch of shale gas.
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the security checkpoint does b mean the tsa is done with you when you fly. this video shows agents screening travelers' drinks near their gates. the person who posted this video on youtube said it was shot in weekend in columbus. >> having someone come up to me and demand that i submit to another search without really probable cause seems a bit -- a bit much. >> the tsa says it's been randomly checking passengers' drink at the gate for about five years now. the army is punishing a soldier after a hazing incident. he is swinging a large wooden mallet at a lower-ranking soldier. that soldier fell against the wall and hit his head on a chair. his father says he also had seizure. this happened in ft. bragg in an unauthorized promotion ceremony in april. the video just now coming out though. army spokesperson says the punished sergeant has to pay a fine and has a letter of reprimand in his permanent file. the military issued warnings to elite fighters in the wake of a book about osama bin laden's
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raid. navy commander sent a letter to all members of the special operations community and warned them not to reveal details of their missions. the letter comes as the pentagon considers legal action against a former navy s.e.a.l. who wrote the book "no easy day." the author claims to detail the raid that killed osama bin laden last year. defense officials say the book reveals sensitive and classatio signed a nondisclosure agreement with the military. this morning the maryland student accuse of opening fire on the first day of school is officially charged with nine counts of attempted murder. 17-year-old special needs student was critically wounded and is still in the hospital. the suspect, 15-year-old robert gladden is charged as anned a sdult. police say he used an antique shotgun to open fire in the cafeteria at perry hall high school in baltimore county last month. firefighters in southern california are making progress battling a fire at angeles national park northeast of los angeles. the fire is now 24% contained.
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firefighters say because of the terrain and warm temperatures it could take another week before it's fully contained. the fire has burned 3600 acre in the san gabrielle mountains. no communities are threatened. the fire broke out on sunday near a camp ground forcing thousands to evacuate during the busy labor day weekend. plans are in the works to change a small shopping center into an urban town center in chevy chase. developers have big plans for the chevy chase complex on connecticut avenue between jones bridge road and east west highway. they want to redevelop the land by adding apartment buildings, retail space and open space. the major redevelopment proposal is getting mixed reviews. >> we're really providing new community gathering spaces, a new park, new amenities, better dining and shopping options for them. >> any redevelop t it here that's happening is going to make things that much worse, that much more congested and make people more irritated. >> redevelopment is part of a master plan that includes
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metro's purple line. it would run from chevy chase bethesda to the new carrollton metro station. the council still needs to approve the plan before the community can get rezoned. >> in montgomery county, a construction project will close a busy road in downtown bethesda on friday. crews will close woodmont avenue for two years. two high rises and an underground parking garage will go up on what used to be one of the biggest parking lots in the area. to help deal with congestion, montgomery county is adding circulator buses and converting about 100 long-term parking spaces to hourly spaces. a are you you ready for some football? tonight the nfl season kicks off right here on nbc4. the reining super bowl champs, new york giants, take on division rivals, the dallas cowboys again, catch the first match-up of the season right here on nbc4. it starts at 8:30 tomorrow night. he has yet to take a snap during a regular season game but already one teammate is giving robert give vin iii lofty
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praise. wide receiver josh morgan gushed about him on a website calling him humble, focus. he also says he has the talent of some of the game's greatest qbs. here's what morgan said. quote, he is as fast as michael vick but he can make all the throws that peyton manning can make and he can make all the reads that tom brady can make. he's got the whole package. griffin gets his first chance to live up to the hype sunday against the new orleans saints. that's a lot of pressure. he hasn't even played a game yet. >> it comes from somebody who is there every day in the trenches. you see him in practice. you see him in the locker room. you know him better than the rest of us. >> i feel like rg3 will show him he can handle that kind of pressure so far. we're wishing him all the best. storm team4 meteorologist veronica johnson, what have you got? >> talking temperatures this morning. not just our current temperatures but where we're going to be at next week this time. take a look at arlington, virginia, 76, the temperature.
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that's going to be pretty close to what our high will be about next monday and tuesday and wednesday. but with lower humidity. middle town, virginia, at 7 2. 74 degrees right now in the areas of coolsville. 72-77 at the bus stop. shower possible. higher humidity for today. we will see highs getting into the upper 80s with this 60% chance of showers and storms. we have them just isolated to scattered about yesterday. so more coverage today on the storms. best chances between noon and about 4:00 or 5:00 p.m. hot one tomorrow. we still carry a slight chance of a shower. and then this weekend, a little bit of rain comes through and there's your big cooldown behind that. 78 to 79 monday and tuesday. i'm headed outside to do weather next hit. right now, danella with weather. right now i'm talking about delays in your first4 traffic report. now, here's what's happening on i-95. the first set of delays as you make your way northbound towards triangle. then you get a little break. again, solid congestion from
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dale city all of the way up as you pass newington. sluggish at lorton. again, you know this road, how it goes. stop and go. pretty underspeed right now. good news, no accidents. i-270, here's where i'm seeing delays here. very slow. jammed at 109. as you pass 121, roads are good. eun and aaron, back over to you. 6:22. 77 degrees. maryland lawmakers saves a little boy's life. how mother nature played a role in putting him at the right place at the right time. after the break, a hack or a hoax? government investigators weigh in on whether you need to change in on whether you need to change your passwor anncr: it'll start out as concrete and steel... but it'll become so much more. a new world-class resort casino in prince george's county. two thousand construction jobs to build it. four thousand permanent, good-paying jobs when it's done. hundreds of millions for maryland schools... real oversight to make sure the money goes...
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device will have a faster processor and bigger screen. a hacking group says it has millions of iphone and ipad id numbers but the feds say this is really probably a hoax. the group says it hacked 12 million apple device ids from the fbi computer. those numbers are used when you download from itunes. a federal law enforcement official tells nbc news there's no evidence the fbi requested that data from apple. they say a list posted by them of allegedly hacked numbers they be a ploy to steal dat a from those who read it. a long-time skating coach and former olympian locked up in a local jail. the accusations that have his family speaking out. and rain is moving into the area. and there's a chance we could see some downpours today.
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everybody was shocked, yes, because everybody knows how great my husband is. >> a local coach and former olympian arrested. the accusations that landed him behind bars. and a crime alert. this morning police trying to figure out if two violent attacks in one neighborhood are connected. good morning. welcome back to "news4 today." i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm europen yang. rain is moving toward the area and you might find yourself stuck in a downpour later today. storm team4 meteorologist veronica johnson is outside on the storm team4 weather deck. any rainfall? >> none whatsoever. i'm just getting those cool breezes that aaron talked about earlier. hey, it is a bit of a breeze out here. it's blowing. it's out of the south. really, it's kind of muggy air, i think, still with high dew point temperatures, high humidity this morning. it's just kind of being blown around. take a look at the radar. our storm team4 radar, dry
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throughout the area. open it up a little bit and you can see that rain that we're talking about around winchester, right around 3:40. that's what's moving off to the east. this afternoon when we get more breaks in the cloud cover, possibility of not just those showers but some showers and storms. so 78 in reston, king george, virginia, 75, 74 in hagerstown, maryland. showers first in the day. scatterered around the area. storms in the noon and around 5:00 p.m. i think that rain will be wrapping up about 7:00 or 8:00 p.m. maxing out today at 88. to a little bit of warmth like yesterday and then again, showers and storms down towards umbrella-ready again today. danella? >> thanks. the first4 traffic report right now, talking about 295. starting in maryland, if you're traveling vw parkway, nice and clear from the baltimore beltway to the capital beltway. even into d.c. 295. no issues to report. however, 50 definitely seeing delays as you travel westbound
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into the city. at 202 that's where you will first start to slow down. as you drive about 28 miles per hour. not getting any reports of accidents there, though. on 395 northbound, you know how that is. heavy on the brakes. here's a live look as you make your way past edsall. you can see just as you get to edsall it's very sluggish. delays here really continue to seminary road. check for accidents. not seeing any. as you pass seminary road it gets a little bit better for you. eun, back over to you. a figure skating coach who competed in the 1988 olympics in calgary is behind garrs in maryland. we have the exclusive new details on the sex abuse investigations that landed him in trouble. 52-year-old genrich sretenski, new york police are not releasing a lot of details but they stem from an incident in lake placid last september. news4 spoke exclusively to
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sretend ski's life and lawyer. the charges will be fought. >> there's as forable touching charge, first degree sexual offense charge, third degree sexual defense charge. >> they could not believe those allegations and they fully support. they're going to be behind us. >> sretenski will be held in jill until his extradition hearing later today. an a. maryland navy s.e.a.l. killed in afghanistan will be laid to rest in arlington cemetery today. patrick feeks. he died in a blackhawk helicopter crash in afghanistan last month. he leaves behind a wife and parents. >> right now alexandria police are asking for your help to find a missing elderly man. david short was last seen at 9:00 a.m. yesterday morning. short suffers from dementia and needs daily medication. he was reportedly on his way to virginia hospital center in arlington. police say he may also be somewhere in the gainesville area of prince william county trying to find a relative. short may be driving a 2006
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silver or green honda crv with virginia plates kbk-6001. anyone with any information about short or his car should contact police. talking about being in the right place at the right time, congressman from maryland being called a hero after helping a toddler on the side of the road. 2-year-old nathan smith's parent said they pulled the car over en route 50 a week ago when they noticed nathan was not breathing. storms closed the roads that day on harris' usual route so he happened by the smiths and pild over to help. he's a licensed medical doctor. smith's grandfather thanked the congressman on facebook and called the boy's recovery a miracle. harris replied, wishing the boy well. alexandria city council man rob krupicka earned 75% of the vote to win the seat for the 45th district. republican timothy mcghee came in second and libertarian justin
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malkin garnered less than 4%. krupicka will replace him. 15% of active voters turned out for the election. d.c. teachers will now get raises based on performance and the poverty level for their schools. a new career ladder introduced yesterday allows high performing teachers in high poverty schools to move up the pay scale faster. henderson says the goal is to stem teacher turnover and to keep the best educators in the city. there are five wrung on that ladder with expert teacher marking the highest level. the teachers will also be eligible to take on bigger leadership roles in their schools. 6:35. 76 degrees. ahead, the name added to the virginia bat lllot. police on patrol. the violent attacks that could be connected. why a space shuttle's final trip is causing an environmental stir. new overnight. politician rushed off the stage.
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the victory rally that turned into a homicide investigation. we are tracking some rain, your weather and traffic on the ones next.
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mplt a new study says your morning cup of coffee could prevent neck and shoulder pain caused by long hours in front of the computer. researchers mad them perform a series of computer task while measuring the intensity of their pain. while both groups reported discomfort those who consumed coffee before the assignment had significantly less pain than nose w those who did not. >> particularly true when your coffee doesn't taste like hairspray. >> is that right? >> i don't think hairspray affects the pain and discomfort in your neck and shoulder. >> today is lot easier for me.
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it is time to check the forecast. 76 degrees out there. muggy and humid. veronica, earlier it looked like there was a wind blowing you away. >> not blowing me away. not at all. let's not jump on aaron's side. just -- >> cool though, is the question? >> no, it was not cool. it was humid. humid and warm. but at least it wasn't wet because on the radar right now we've got dry conditions from herndon down to manassas, wood bridge and clinton and bowie, all dry right now. where the rain is setting up around winchester and front royal, we are going to see these areas of scattered, light showers come through the area here for the next couple of hours. up until 8:00 or 9:00, better chance for showers and storms. after about lunchtime today. look at the numbers across the area. 73, gaithersburg, reston. potomac, 75 degrees. and morningside in riverdale, 77. that's our hometown forecast as we go through it. some light showers at 8:00 a.m.
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showers and storms, by noontime today. the temperature about 81 degrees will be warming up. and then cooling back down with those rains coming through. i think we will see a high today, 85 to 88. again, a good chance of downpours, especially between noon and 5:00 p.m. today. the rain will be ending about 7:00 p.m. some heat for the end of the week. thursday and friday, 92 degrees on thursday and friday. and then a bigger cooldown with highs in the upper 70s. just the upper 70s monday and tuesday. next week, a little taste of fall there coming our way. we're hitting the roads again now with da nenella sealock. >> we're hitting the roads and checking out the usual suspects. travel speeds, that is. you're taking the beltway, outer loop, i-95 to i-270, 35 miles per hour. also slow. you know that guy, northbound from the occoquan river bridge here, 36 miles per hour to the beltway and traveling on to 395,
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underspeed as well from the beltway to the 14th street bridge. you're at about 36 miles per hour there. and as you travel across the 14th street bridge making your way to the district, it is a slow trip. but the good news, i'm not seeing any accidents though. you've got to look on the bright side. aaron, over to you. 18 before the hour now. two men attacked late at night in the same capitol hill neighborhood now d.c. police are trying to figure out if the crimes are connected. in both cases the men were robbed and then beaten. on north carolina avenue near eastern market. the latest victim was attacked early yesterday morning. the first one was found on a porch of a house last month. police believe 29-year-old thomas maslin was going door to door looking for help. since the t attacks, police increased patrols. >> even with police presence, we're not going to be able to cover every block. i don't know how determined these criminals are, but it certainly is -- we're going to have to be extremely vigilant on our own as well until they're
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caught. >> police say they're trying to identify three men possibly connected to the attacks. surveillance video shows them inside a car at a gas station less than a half hour after the first attack. new this morning, a deadly shooting at an election rally in canada. that woman there, the new premier of quebec could have been the target. the shooting happened late last night as a crowd gathered for the victory speech in montreal. angie goff joins us now live from the newsroom with more. >> eun, this morning people in quebec are in a state of shock after a man opens fire in a room filled with hundreds. the french province's first woman premier, pauline marois was giving her victory speech when the shooting happened. guards quickly grabbed her off the stage and she was not hurt. however, one person was killed and two injured after the masked gunman dressed in a robe began shooting me yelled in french, the english are waking up. at the scene, police were also
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seen examining a rifle. as for a motive, it's unclear if marois was a direct target. she supports quebec separating from canada. the political issues spurred violence in 1970 when a terrorist group demanding independence from canada killed's quebec's labor minister. marois issued a statement this morning following the tragedy saying, never will a society let violence dictates its collective choices. reporting live in the newsroom, angie goff, news4. 6:44. former president bill clinton will be if the featured speaker. clinton will address delegates in prime time. several prominent marylanders will speak tonight including senator barbara and chris van hollen. he will play paul ryan to help vice president joe biden prepare for their debates. employees from companies managed by romney's former private equity firm bain capital also expected to speak today. but last night the stage belonged to first lady michelle
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obama. she took the crowd or told the crowd the president knows about the american dream because he's lived it. >> he believes that when you've worked out and done well and walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. no, you reach back and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed. >> the first lady never mentioned mitt romney or paul ryan in her speech. president obama is scheduled to arrive in charlotte today. he watched his wife's speech last night at the white house with his daughters, sasha and malia. jim vance is at the dnc. he has a preview of what's coming up tonight. >> delegates tonight will hear from former president bill clinton. we'll also take a look tonight at something that has a number of people around here quite frustrated, the security and the awful hassle that it's created trying to get from one place to another. those stories and more coming up
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tonight on news4. >> and sandra fluke will also give a speech tonight. she's the georgetown university law student who made headlines earlier this year when rush limbaugh insulted her for supporting a measure to require insurance companies to cover bit control. fluke has come out in support of president obama this election year. the country is also getting a chance to learn more about maryland governor martin o'malley during this convention. he was one of the last night's featured speakers. in times of adversity you see for our country, for the country we love, maryland always chooses to move forward. we understand that progress is a choice. job creation is a choice. whether we move forward or back, this, too, is a choice and that is is what this election is all about. >> o'malley is not commenting on speculation that he is thinking of running for president in 2016. virginia governor bob mcdonnell will also be in charlotte today expecting to
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campaign today and tomorrow near the convention site. mcdonnell is one of mitt romney's most active surrogates. and a former virginia congressman could make things hard for mitt romney in the critical swing state come november. the common wealth's board of elections ruled that he is eligible to be on the presidential ballot as a candidate for the constitution party. he has a long history in virginia politics and everybody if he only earns 2% or 3% in november, it could swing the state in president obama's favor. the state republican party challenges his eligibility and he has accused him of petition fraud. in the day ahead, washington's airports authority hopes it can repair its image with new ethics rules. the group which is overseeing the metro silver line project has faced stiff scrutiny after lavish travel spending and questionable contracts. today they hope to make it a thing of the past with new limits on what members can spend on plane tickets and meals. new rules on disclosing conflicts of interest so that contracts are not handed out to former board members. a promise from mark
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zuckerberg to facebook investors. cnbc's hampton pearson has that story. >> facebook says co-founder and ceo mark zuckerberg won't be selling any of his shares for at least a year. another top early investor in the company will only sell enough stock to cover his tax bill for now. the move comes as facebook changed a provision to let some employees sell some of their shares in october instead of mid november. facebook closed at the lowest point since the company's ipo on tuesday after two analysts cut their price targets the stock. the justice department will reportedly seek to prove in court that gross negligence by bp caused the gulf oil snil 2010. reports say government lawyers filed a memo accusing bp of, quote, a culture of corporate recklessness as revealed in several company e-mails before the explosion on the deep water horizon rig. they deny it and say they look
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forward to defending itself at the trial which starts in new orleans in january. couple of early business headlines, back to you guys. >> hampton, thank you. this morning we're getting a sense of just how devastating hurricane isaac was. emergency officials in louisiana say the storm damaged more than 13,000 homes just in that state. that number could climb in the coming days and weeks, too. already about 95,000 people have asked fema for aid to help with repairs. isaac also being blamed for eight deaths in the u.s. all right. we are talking about some rain in our area, as well. you were out there. should we say breeze, warm breeze? >> humid breeze, humid, warm breeze. and on days like this, you know, you just can forget about your hair. on days like this, usually say, why did i bother? it's so humid out there. why bother, right? 79, the temperature. we're getting our sunrise right
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now. dew point, 72. high humidity again today. and you're looking at the radar currently. storm team4 radar. look at how dry it is currently. we've got dry conditions. herndon and down toward manassas and over to fairfax. as far north as bethesda and clinton off to the east. it's west now, the showers still trying to make their way eastward. it's not a continuous line. it's scattered and light showers. that's what we're going to have around the area. by the time mid morning, 8:00, 9:00 a.m. and then a better chance for showers and storms this afternoon as we deal with the remnants of isaac. in this weather front that will be moving through our area, 4:00 today, some showers and storms. i think they will be ending and wrapping up about 7:00 or 8:00 p.m. clearing sky and then tomorrow all over again. just some unsettled conditions. not any big storms. a pop-up shower here and there on thursday. sunshine for friday, another front. look at that one. it's in indiana. northwestern ohio on friday. it comes into our area over the
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weekend. so here we go for today. mostly cloudy with areas of rain. occasionally heavy. especially between noon and 5:00 p.m. warm like yesterday. 84 to 89 degrees. and then for the evening hours i think we're going to see the rain end nnd a bit of a clearing sky for us. we're going to see somef the clouds move out. 75 to 81 by tomorrow morning. a little bit of fog. and we're still taking a look at tropical storm leslie because the end of the weekend it could become a category 2 hurricane coming very, very close to bermuda. and for us this weekend, the end of the weekend, i think that means some rough surf along the coast there for the beaches. ocean city, and some rough rip currents, too. here's a look at your four-day forecast. 88 for a high today. showers and storms likely now for the afternoon. tomorrow, just a pop-up shower or two. hot, yeah, a little bit of heat. 92, the high. 92 and dry on friday. the weekend, just a few showers coming through. i think t it will be mainly late
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saturday, early sunday. from 88 to 80, it's a strong front. that takes our highs down into the upper 70s, the early part of next week. one more look at traffic with danella sealock. in your first4 traffic report, delays right now. you and i, let's have a talk about it. traveling along i-270 southbound jammed out of frederick heading to urbana. solid delay toss clarksburg. again, in germantown, slow as you head towards gaithersburg. you'll get a little bit of relief. in the rockville area, heavy on the brakes here at falls road. delays continues as you con dne to the beltway. first set of delays, sluggish from the bypass to the beltway. it is stop and go for you. live look at fairfax county parkway just jammed in this area. as you make your way to the beltway, jammed fairfax county parkway, even again towards nutley. you will get a little bit of relief but really about 36 miles per hour and 16 minutes to make
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that commute. aaron, over to you. >> thank you, danella. 17 before -- 7 before the top of the hour. public memorial service will be held for astronaut neil armstrong next week here in d.c. it will be held at the national cathedral next thursday at 10:00 a.m. the service will be broadcast live on nasa tv. armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon. he died late last month of complications from heart surgery. he was 82. next month's space shuttle endeavor will arrive at a museum in southern california but the process of moving it to the final destination has some people in los angeles upset. crews are cutting down 400 trees along the 12-mile stretch from los angeles international airport to the california science center. the move is part of a two-day parade which now will likely also feature protesters. officials say the shuttle needs the extra room to make it down the neighbor hootd streets. they say dismanteling the shuttle or air lifting it are not options. >> sitting at a stop light that little bit of shade and now it's
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gone. it's a concrete jungle. more like new york than it is los angeles. >> i'm really excited to see the endeavor. it's a once in a lifetime chance. i'm glad to see it happen. >> crews also plan to raise power lines and remove traffic signals to make room for the orbiter. the california sicience center planned to plant twice as many trees once it is removed. in the day ahead, crews will start removing decaying trees. the maryland state highway administration will remove the five large elm trees along wisconsin avenue from norwood drive to cumberland avenue in chevy chase. they already makd the trees for removal. drivers should expect lane closures between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. today. 6:54. it seems like all eyes were on michelle obama when she took center stage at the democratic national convention. online, though, a lot of the talk was not about what she was saying, it was about what she was wearing. the first lady wore a pink and gray, gray on the bottom there,
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sleeveless dress. she finished off the polished look with a pair of pink pumps. no official word on who designed the shoes but the suede heels are by j. crew and costs about 245. the first lady did not elect to wear one of her favorite designers oscar de la renta. he designed a dress for ann romney's speech last week. tracy reese is an african-american woman designer so people are happy that she wore a designer who fits what some people would say is the ideal american designer for her to wear. >> like some of the other designers, maybe we will see her stuff in target. >> if we're lucky. >> wouldn't that be nice? >> yeah. >> let's talk about a little bit of rain because, you know, i've been talking about it over the last couple of days, rain. we've got a better chance today because the weather front gets here. 88, a little bit of heat, too. best chance of showers and storls, noon until 5:00. they could be heavy. even this morning, a few showers
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are going to be coming on through. some heat for thursday and friday. 92, your high. the weekend, a strong front comes through with some rain. 70s for highs next week. danella? >> veronica, slow in our area. if you're traveling the outer loop of the beltway montgomery county, jammed from i-95 as you make your way just passed new hampshire avenue. heavy on the breaks. and that is "news4 today." thank you for starting your day with us. >> the "today" show is next. we'll be back in 25 minutes with any weather and breaking news. until then m a great day. see you tomorrow. >> make eight great wednesday, everybody. anncr: this casino's in west virginia. but it makes millions off marylanders every year. now they're running dishonest ads. why?
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